Major changes to Garda divisions across the country will be announced today.

Commissioner Drew Harris will reveal the new Operating Model, which will see changes to the organisation's structures, processes, services and governance.

Under the new plans, more Gardai will be deployed to the frontline.

It's expected that Garda divisions will be reduced from 28 to 19, giving greater independence to the new larger divisions - Garda regions are also likely to be reduced from 6 to 4.

An Garda Siochana says the new plan will increase the number of front-line Gardaí, deliver a more localised service to communities, and maximise the force's operational impact.


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